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A “Pivotal” Experience at BIOS Leads to a Science Career: Bermuda Program alum shares her path to community science education and outreach

In 1988, at the age of 20, Maia Patterson McGuire took a break from her usual summer job of working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) to accept an internship with BIOS’s Bermuda Program, a move that would change her career trajectory. Through this opportunity, available for Bermudian students, she conducted research with Robbie Smith, now the curator of the Natural History Museum at BAMZ. At the time, he was an adjunct faculty member at BIOS—a position he still holds—in the process of conducting research on coral reef e...

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Kids these Days: A Toast to Moms Everywhere, Even in the Ocean

Pictured above: BIOS coral reef ecologist Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley conducts research on one of Bermuda's mesophotic reefs, found at depths from 100 feet (30 meters) to over 490 feet (149 meters)   A recent study sheds light on how ...

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A New Vehicle Tests Bermuda’s Waters: Clio, an autonomous robot, is designed for speed and efficiency when sampling far below the ocean surface

BIOS oceanographer Rod Johnson is the chief scientist on board a cruise this month offshore Bermuda using a new underwater vehicle designed to reduce costs and improve science efficiency at sea, while gathering samples for biological and chemica...

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Building Shelter and Security

At a time when income inequality, joblessness and an aging population are making it increasingly difficult for local families and the elderly to maintain safe and healthy home environments, the third sector’s role in assisting the island’s l...

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A Team Tackles a Troublesome Fish: BIOS scientists collaborate on projects to reduce Bermuda’s invasive lionfish population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. While many invasive species disrupt na...

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A Sea Journey of 22,000 Miles

Oceanographer Neal Pettigrew is still piecing together the 1,392-day trip his runaway buoy made from the Gulf of Maine, which ended with its recovery on board the BIOS-operated research vessel Atlantic Explorer just before Halloween. But this mu...